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Japan’s “Ice Prince” Yuzuru Hanyu Retires From Competition

The "Ice Prince" bows out.

The world of competitive figure skating was rocked today, as legendary Japanese skater Yuzuru Hanyu — also known as the Ice Prince — announced his retirement from competing in the sport.

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Hanyu, only 27, has already broken more than two dozen world records and won two Olympic gold medals, all before entering his Saturn return.

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